I became aware in the last couple years of how deeply I was needing to reclaim my sense of innocence again. I have experienced a lot of pain and loss and have found it incredibly difficult to tap into lightheartedness and play. This essence has lifted me: A subtle, gentle, soft foundation for me to fall back on. A sigh of fresh air and relief when i use it. I have found a gradual lightening of mood and outlook over the last 2 months using it and plan to continue for a good while yet.
I was drawn to this plant during a period in which I was really struggling with a sense of drudgery, overwhelm and exhaustion, particularly relative to my youngest child, a "velcro baby" who cries if not glued to me and who at 11 months still wakes up to nurse every 3 hours. The chronic sleep deprivation and constant overstimulation of holding him 24/7, coupled with the demands of work and parenting my other 3 children were wearing on me and I would find myself occasionally feeling resentful, which I hated! Taking this lovely elixir began to infuse the time I spent with him (and my other children) with a sense of wonder, magic, and pleasure. It helped me realign with the enchanting consciousness of early childhood; when time stands still, the smallest things hold worlds of curiosity, and the seemingly mundane is sprinkled with faery dust. (In fact I think this is a perfect elixir for anyone wanting to connect with the devic/ faerie realm!) I found Icelandic Moss to have a grounding energy as well (perhaps due to the fact that it grows right on top of rocks and earth, unlike most flowers and trees, which shoot up towards the sky), that helped me inhabit my body and each moment with greater ease. I am so grateful to this elixir for helping to bring healing to my relationship with my baby and for reminding me that even in the trenches of poopy diapers, vomit, arguments, and ouchies, the time I spend with my children is unspeakably precious and special!